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The Will W. Alexander Library welcomes you as a patron! The overall mission of the Will W. Alexander Library is to support the curricula of the University. The purpose of this guide is to assist you in locating the various resources available for your use. Library staff is available to provide assistance. It is our hope that you will take maximum advantage of your library resources and privileges.


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(504) 816-4786

Hours: Monday - Thursday - 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

            Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

            Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

            Sunday - 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The DU library will provide the following hours during finals week:

Saturday, December 6th, 10:00am-6pm

Sunday, December 7th, 1pm-Midnight

Monday, December 8th, 7:30am-Midnight

Tuesday, December 9th, 7:30am-Midnight

Wednesday, December 10th, 7:30am-Midnight

Thursday, December 11th, 7:30am-Midnight

Friday, December 12th, 7:30am-5pm

Starting Monday, December 15th, the library will be open from 8am-5pm, Monday thru Friday, and will be closed on weekends and holidays, until the start of the Spring 2015 semester. 

Thank you so much and have a wonderful holiday and semester break!

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The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) links the Will W. Alexander Library to libraries throughout the United States for interlibrary loan shared cateloging and shared collections (e-Books). The library is a member of the Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS). The library provides electronic access to over 8,000 full-text journals and abstracts through Pro-Quest, EBSCOhost and Journal Storage (JSTOR).

The Will W. Alexander archives include first edition works of African-American writers such as Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Frederick Douglass; papers and minutes of the AMA Church, and other historical documents pertaining to the history of Gilbert Academy, Straight College, New Orleans University and Dillard University.


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